November 7, 2007

THAT'S IT?:

Antitorture protesters in D.C. act out waterboarding (Associated Press, November 6, 2007)

Protesters staged a waterboarding yesterday outside the Department of Justice, calling for a Senate committee to reject attorney general nominee Michael Mukasey because of his reluctance to define the interrogation tactic as torture. [...]

Yesterday, about 25 protesters describing themselves as antiwar activists and actors responded with a demonstration of waterboarding that brought a volunteer to retching coughs and tears in less than four minutes.

"I wanted desperately to scream but I couldn't because as soon as I would - water," said Maboud Ebrahimzadeh, 26, an Iranian-American actor from Maryland. "Water would go through the mouth and through the nose."


We aren't allowed to make terrorists cough and cry?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 7, 2007 8:46 PM
Comments

Effectively banned by the 19th Amendment?

Posted by: ghostcat at November 7, 2007 9:31 PM

Why don't they act out some of the real tortures used by their "progressive" heroes like Fidel? For example, seeing a bunch of these clowns attaching jumper cables to their crotches and turning the ignition on each other would be entertaining in the extreme.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at November 7, 2007 11:11 PM

Raoul:

Why not go whole hog and put up a shredder on the Mall and start running puppies and kittens through it (or even a sacrificial protestor or two), to symbolize Saddam's bloodlust?

I'd like to see Andrew's reaction to that. He could volunteer his basset hound.

Posted by: ratbert at November 8, 2007 12:27 AM

Maybe they could have thrown in a bar of soap and a razor and cleaned the smelly protesters while they were at it.

Posted by: pchuck at November 8, 2007 11:52 AM

Or take off a head or two with a dull knife.

Posted by: Genecis at November 8, 2007 12:23 PM

Take a close look at the video and you'll see why they needed an actor to play the part of the 'victim'.

Just another CodePink scam.

cheers Mike

Posted by: Mike L at November 8, 2007 4:32 PM
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